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Good afternoon!

Thanks to all who responded to my query and who sent me documents and
resources.  A summary of responses is listed below:

-- Using the search terms "comparative study" and "patient selection" with
the two types of heparin;

-- Evidence-based guidelines from guidelines.gov:  
1. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Anticoagulation
therapy 
supplement. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement 
(ICSI); 2005 Apr. 65 p.
<http://www.guidelines.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=7251&nbr=004313&stri
ng=unfractionated++AND+(%22low+molecular+weight%22+OR+LMWH)>
2. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Venous thromboembolism

prophylaxis. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement 
(ICSI); 2005 Jun. 45 p.
<http://www.guidelines.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=7617&nbr=004456&stri
ng=unfractionated+AND+%22low+molecular+weight%22>;

-- "Clinical use of heparin and low molecular weight heparin" section from
Up to Date;

-- ask the pharmacist for more details about patient characteristics (ie.
"Patients with ST-segment elevation? Or without? Non-ST-segment elevation?
Patients on consistent antithrombin therapy? Or no history of
antithrombins?");

-- 2 issues of *Pharmacist's Letter* "that summarize the evidence between
heparin versus LMWH for certain patient groups" (6/05 #210650 and 8/01
#170812).

Thanks again for all of your generous assistance!

~Christine~

Christine P. Caufield, M.L.I.S. 
Health Sciences Librarian 
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System 
(410) 362-3581 
http://www.angelfire.com/md3/bonlibrary/index.html 
*Providing quality information for quality care* 

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